Across the Spider-Verse Director Reveals Retcon Explanation for Sony’s MCU Spider-Man in Earth-19999
Marvel fans were left flabbergasted when Sony Pictures announced that its new film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, would be a crossover with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s incarnations of the web-slinger. However, there are still unanswered questions about the connection between the two universes. But, it seems like we have some answers now!
Director Kemp Powers, who is co-directing the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel “Across the Spider-Verse,” has revealed a retcon explanation that will bring Tom Holland’s Spider-Man into the earth-19999 timeline.
Sony’s Earth-19999 Universe
In 2012, the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced the characters it had been building up through individual films, leading to the formation of “The Avengers.” While filling in the gaps in storytelling across several films and phases, it also opened up the possibility of different universes.
Sony Pictures, on the other hand, splintered its Spider-Man franchise into several universes. The original trilogy, the two Andrew Garfield-led movies, and the current Tom Holland Spider-Man movie all exist in different universes.
The animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse takes place in an alternate universe to all of these. The movie features various Spider-People from different dimensions coming together to save the multiverse from total collapse.
Who is Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man initially appeared in Captain America: Civil War, a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Both Marvel and Sony are involved with these movies, and the character has appeared in a handful of other Marvel movies and tv shows since then.
However, the character is also the star of his own stand-alone movies, which are produced by Sony Pictures as part of the Earth-19999 universe.
The MCU and Earth-19999
The biggest question has been how Marvel and Sony tie the two universes together and how the new Spider-Man: No Way Home movie will feature characters from at least two of these universes.
Kemp Power’s Explanation for Retcon
In an interview with Total Film, Kemp Powers provided an explanation that has already been teased in both Far From Home and Into the Spider-Verse.
“The rules we’ve established for ourselves is that it’s the same as the Spidey story. There are endless universes and alternate realities, but the one we’re playing in is the one that has always existed in the comics, that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. And just like how there were a lot of versions of Spider-Man that were sort of floating around in the different movies and TV shows and everything, the same is true of Peter Parker. There are a lot of Peters, but ours is the one that has always been Spider-Man. Our story is the story of Miles Morales getting to that point.”
What does it mean for Spider-Man: No Way Home?
Powers’ explanation is cryptic, to say the least. It doesn’t explicitly state how Tom Holland’s Spider-Man would exist in the Earth-19999 universe, but the comment about endless universes and alternate realities could be a way of unifying the Spider-Man universes.
It has already been revealed that Spider-Man: No Way Home will feature multiple villains from the previous Spider-Man movies, which is already causing speculation about the integration of different universes.
While Powers’ explanation doesn’t provide a straightforward explanation, it does help us understand how Sony could potentially bring Tom Holland’s Spider-Man into the Earth-19999 universe. The possibilities of seeing different versions of Spider-Man together on screen make us even more excited about Spider-Man: No Way Home than ever before!
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Summary: In an interview with Total Film, Kemp Powers, director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel “Across the Spider-Verse,” has provided a retcon explanation that will bring Tom Holland’s Spider-Man into the earth-19999 timeline. His comment about endless universes and alternate realities could be a way of unifying the Spider-Man universes, and we can’t wait to see how it will play out in Spider-Man: No Way Home! #ENTERTAINMENT